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Naturally Colored Fiber Fun at Blue Barn Farm

Blue Barn Farm

Written & Photographed by Koa Kalish On a steep and sunny, five-acre hillside in El Dorado County, Catherine Lawson tends to her flock. They are some of the most luxurious wool-producing ungulates around, Merino sheep and Cashmere goats, and here, they live in many colors. Photo of lambs on left by Catherine Lawson. The Merino […]

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Sheepie Dreams Of Love And Dedication

Written by Taya Badgley; Photographed by Koa Kalish If you ever find yourself in need of an inspiring excursion, or an excellent chutney recipe I suggest a visit to Sandra Charlton’s Sheepie Dreams farm. There’s a very good chance your outing will re-invigorate, and quite possibly leave you with a jar of chutney for the […]

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Conserving Community at Blue Oak Canyon Ranch

Written & photographed by Koa Kalish, except where noted. Safely tucked into the San Miguel mountains northeast of San Luis Obispo, down a long ambling road that leads far away from cities, highways and all of civilization, warm late afternoon light falls and fills the golden hills surrounding Blue Oak Canyon Ranch. The two humble […]

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Climate Beneficial Design: with Ambatalia, Running River Organics, Madge & Me, and Prairie Underground

Celebrating the collaborations that transform materials from soil to skin, we set out to visit each designer creating a full look for the Climate Beneficial Fashion Gala. Here we share excerpts from three conversations: read on for inspiration from their design practices and pathways to sustainability, and how each consumer, designer, and the fashion industry […]

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A Glimpse into Caprette Cashmere

Written by Valerie Yep & Photographed by Alycia Lang Cashmere is known by many to be a luxuriously soft and willowy fiber. It keeps us warm in the winter, yet weighs hardly a thing. It comes in many natural colors, and also takes dyes beautifully. What kind of work goes into the making of this […]

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Climate Beneficial Design: with Kali Made Garments, GDS Cloth Goods, and Flint Outdoors

Celebrating the collaborations that transform materials from soil to skin, we set out to visit each designer creating a full look for the Climate Beneficial Fashion Gala. Here we share excerpts from three conversations: read on for inspiration from their design practices and pathways to sustainability, and how each consumer, designer, and the fashion industry […]

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Multi-Colored Merino at Kirabo Pastures

Written & Photographed by Koa Kalish I meet Carrie and John outside of their farmhouse at the base of Kirabo Pastures: 250 acres of rolling hills and valleys in Witter Springs, Lake County. The spring air is fresh and hot, and they invite me to walk around the grounds with them. We first enter the […]

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